CLARKSDALE: Memorial Day Week blues at the Crossroads!

Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, weekly music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our  shots. Plan a blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com. Thanks!
Wednesday, 5/26
– 5pm-8pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks & distancing.
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller at Red’s Lounge (and Lucci Spiller FB page); distancing, masking.
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 5/27
– 2:30pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Miss Australia “Honeybee” Jones at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks & distancing.
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and FB.
– 8pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Stone Gas Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Fri., 5/28 – MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
– 12 noon – PUBLIC – Ground Zero Blues Club 20th anniversary (groundzerobluesclub.com)! Tickets at door. 12pm Jesse Cotton Stone, 1pm Lala Craig, 2pm Lightnin’ Malcolm, 3pm Bill Perry, 4pm Stan Street, 5pm Keith Johnson, 6pm Lucious Spiller. 8pm: Big A & Allstars w/spec. appearance by Kingfish. 11PM LIVE STREAM via livefromclarksdale.org.
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks & distancing.
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Terry “Harmonica” Bean at Red’s Lounge w/distancing, masks.
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Maness Brothers at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Zechariah Lloyd at Hooker Grocer (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Fridays at Stage w/Blackwater Trio on DBM Stage.

Sat., 5/29 – MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
– 11am (doors) – PUBLIC (plus some VIRTUAL) – Goat Fest at Hopson Commissary. 12pm Jesse Cotton Stone, 1:30pm Cedric Burnside, 3pm R.L. Boyce, 4pm Lightnin’ Malcolm, 5:30pm Eric Deaton Trio, 7pm Jimbo Mathus! Info: facebook.com & livefromclarksdale.org.
– 12 noon – PUBLIC – Ground Zero Blues Club 20th anniversary (groundzerobluesclub.com)! 12pm Steve Kolbus, 1pm TBA, 2pm Bill Perry, 3pm Lala Craig, 4pm Lucious Spiller, 5pm Mark Massey, 6pm TCB Taylor. 8pm: Sweet Randi Love, Ra’Shad The Blues Kid, TJ Hooker Taylor w/spec appearance by Bobby Rush. 10:30PM LIVE STREAM via livefromclarksdale.org.
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena); masks, distancing.
– 6pm – PUBLIC – Mini Harp Shack Fest w/Deak Harp, 19th Street Red, Black Lung Lucy.
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Frank “Guitar” Rimmer at Red’s w/distancing, masking.
– 7pm-10pm – PUBLIC – Watermelon Slim at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena); masks, distancing.

Sun., 5/30 – MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
– 10am – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Breakfast w/Zecharah Lloyd in Bluesberry Cafe & FB page; distancing, masks.
– 12:30pm –  PUBLIC – Todd Roth at Levon’s (232 Sunflower Ave.).
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on his FB page.
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent (Gary’s business FB page).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Mark “Mule Man” Massey at Red’s w/distancing, masking.

Monday, 5/31
– 11am-2pm – PUBLIC – Shop CAT HEAD’s Memorial Day hours or at www.cathead.biz.
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Dinner w/Deak Harp in Bluesberry Cafe & FB page; distancing, masks.

Tuesday, 6/1
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Stone Gas Band at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.) and FB.

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.
JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.


COMING SOON: 6/19 – BAM Fest (Birthplace of American Music), bamfestms.com.
CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.